Comedies have been a part of tv broadcasting since the beginning - whether in the form of sitcoms, comedy-dramas, or just plain old slapstick, but the United States's entries in this genre are hardly the only ones out there. In fact, there are dozens of amazing television comedies that air in the United States based on TV series created overseas. International comedies have been ported over to the United States for decades, but it isn't always clear if an American comedy has an international origin, and you may be surprised to learn that some of your all-time funniest favorites didn't start in the States.
Everybody loves to laugh, which is how the U.S. has versions of Korean, Japanese, British, Australian, and many other nations' comedies adapted for an American audience. The shows that have aired most recently, aren't necessarily the best, but they do make for amazing television!
Which are the best US versions of international comedies? Don't forget to add any American versions of foreign comedy series that we might have missed and vote up your favorite below!
Based on: Wilfred, AustraliaWilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.
Based on: Thank God You're Here, AustraliaThank God You're Here was a improvisational comedy game show based on the original Australian show with the same name. In the show, four guests are placed into a scene they have no knowledge ...more
Based on: Coupling, United KingdomCoupling is a 2003 American remake of the British television sitcom of the same title, which aired on NBC.
Based on: Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo, BrazilNo Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) follows a bored Seattle middle manager, Evie (Tori Anderson), who meets a free-spirited guy, Xavier (Josua Sasse). When he tells her the world will end in eight months ...more
Based on: Bedre skilt end aldrig, DenmarkSplitting Up Together (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom developed by Emily Kapnek, based on the Danish sitcom. In the midst of their divorce, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are ...more